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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them? fav.me/d7ux38b

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400 points giveaway + more!! [open]

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 31, 2014, 11:42 AM
edit: Wow! I woke up to almost 600 faves! So I'll add two more prizes!! 
And for some reason, I almost have 600 watchers too! :'O Wow I got like 80+ overnight!  Seriously, thank you all ;A;
 
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Omigosh!! I just realized I reached +500 watchers! That's crazy!!!
Thank you all so much! ;w; ♥ 

The next giveaway will probably be when I reach 750 or 1000 watchers! (if I do of course). 

This giveaway will end Thursday September 4th 2014 ♥

Rules:


♦All you have to do is fave this journal!!
♦ You don't have to be a watcher! But if you are or you decide to, thank you ;w; 
♦If you like, you could share this (pole, journal) but you don't have to c:

Prize:


♦One winner will get 300:points:
♦ [new] A 2nd winner will get 100:points:
♦[new] A third winner will get a Pixel Background from me! Like this --> Lost in the forest by tea-hee

I'll be using a random generator!  probably random.org



Again, thank you ALL for being so supportive ;w; <3 


  • Mood: Delighted
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: water
//Edit jesus CHRIST. SO MANY. IN LIKE..... WHAT. 12 HOURS? WAOW. But yea, its over, its closed, no more entries. I'll go through these slowly and smash them into one big pic!

ps. I will go around 'hiding comments' so do be shocked/ worried If I do to yours LOL. Does NOT Mean I drew it/ or didnt, just a way to keep track of all these entries! xD If Entries keep coming in....//throws a fit


//edited jesus christ, i see so many cool characters //dies and casually raises it to 200 

Yep, pretty much stole this from :iconkaji-senpai: :icontobylaughplz:

SO

Just feel like working on chibi dogs, so decided to amke a list of them! 8DD Though its WHEN IM OPEN AND FEEL LIKE IT dont you dare rush me, I'll smack you first of all, then knock you out of the list. I dont know how long this will take xD

Examples:

Chibi - 2 by NishipuChibi - 1 by Nishipu


Rules : 

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi FERALS,DOGGIES, WOLVES , DOG-LIKE, DRAGON-LIKE DOGS, IDEK, CREATURES. BUT NO CATS.

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi make a journal or Poll about this, and post it in the comments with a ref 

Anchor Bullet by AndiliziDONT GIVE ME SOME SUPER COMPLICATED OC/ CHARACTER OMFG, I will shank you

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi So, dont rush me, no super complicated OCs, make s journal/poll , and its FREE so dont tell me how youd like it etc e-e

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi  ITS NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi I will check if you made a journal/poll e-e is super tempted to write 'fool' to those who failed these super simple rules

Sorry if this seems super tight, rude.....wait, theres hella plenty rude shit in here. Its just people, people just............ugh, you guys know what Im talking about :iconmingplz:

It's difficult to feel motivated and stay focused on our goals all the time. But how to achieve what we want, how to not let procrastination stand in our way?

Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.  :) (Smile) 


1. Set goals
Think about your ultimate goal - what is that matters to you the most, what would make you incredibly happy and excited. Write that down and work your way through to it. It will be the reason, the reminder for you to look forward in those times, when you'll feel less motivated. 
Try to write also weekly, monthly and yearly goals - be reasonable and realistic regarding that, but don't be afraid of challenges. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. 

2. Plan tasks in previous day
Make a list of what you want to accomplish in the next day, prepare all the necessary tools, workspace. Be ambitious, but think of what would be the best choices to make. For example, write 3 tasks for next day - then do them and see the results. If you narrow the tasks and plan accordingly, you will feel less overwhelmed and you won't need to think whether you should do them and you'll procrastinate less, as you won't have to make decisions, just do the things on list.   

3. Use schedules
As boring as it may sound, but schedules can have a great impact on your workflow. 
There is this wonderful "One Week Practice Schedule" by WojciechFus, and it's amazing for planning studies accordingly to your needs and maintaining focused discipline in order to become a better artist. 
Also take a look at another Art Study Schedule by Suzanne-Helmigh, that is more focused on certain time constraints and allowing to make your own personalized schedule. 

4. Know your most efficient hours
Analyze when you feel the most inspired and motivated to work, what is the time of the day when you're the most efficient. Then on those hours put your full focus and do the most important work. Don't allow distractions stay in your way when you're the most productive. Work smarter, not harder - think about more productive ways to get things done. 

5. Use the deadlines 
Deadlines can be a tough and frightening thing. Use them in your advantage - whether it's a commission of personal project. Mark that in the calendar or in visible place. Knowing that there is limited time, can motivate you to not slack off and use every moment that you have in order to be closer to accomplishing the task or finishing an artwork. 

6. Stay organized
It's easy to get confused when things are messy - start with your workspace and put things and tools where they should be, so when you would need them you would know exactly where they are. Try to sort your folders in desktop, having inspiration folders, music, videos in a certain place can be useful - also naming files according to what they contain, not asdfgfjk.jpg, can be great when you will need to find them later on. 
While it's been said that messiness can lead to some sort of creativity, sometimes there needs to be a clean and prepared workspace for "happy accidents" to even happen. 

7. Do research 
Read about succesful people, not only artists, but those who have achieved a lot and have wonderful and inspiring lifes. Learn what helped them to get where they are now, study their creative habits, mindset. Through podcasts/audiobooks there is a way to listen to them and their thoughts, while working on your own stuff. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but be cautious and respect the time of the other person, by looking on their website/interviews whether they have already answered those questions and choosing to ask meaningful things. 

8. Don't allow yourself to procrastinate all the time
Think about how well you spend your time. There is a chrome app - Motivation that displays your current age and when you see how your time passes when opening new tab - it can add some sense of how fast time really goes by. 
Install StayFocusd to block certain websites when you need that, disconnect from internet if necessary. 
Check your social media sites, e-mail at certain time of the day.
It's easy to fall in the repetitive cycle of wasting your time, then feeling guilty and anxious about that and then, in order to feel better and forget that - by wasting your time even more. We can't run away from what needs to be done and putting most important tasks till the very last moment is not the right choice. Perhaps it worked well in the school, but in real life - your are in charge of what you do. 
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

9. Reward yourself
Even if it's a cookie, episode of favorite tv show, great movie, new art supplies - sometimes rewarding yourself after a hard work can motivate you to succeed. Thinking about the reasons why you are doing a certain task and combining this with rewards can do miracles in terms of motivation and lead to better results. 

10. Do the work
Start doing what you need to do. 
Don't allow doubts and thoughts that you will fail to stand in your way. 
Just start.
It's the most difficult thing, but once you do something, it becomes more easier to continue.
Start with small things, get in the mood (even if you don't feel like it), sometimes all it takes is an action. 
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. -- /Paul J. Meyer

So, how about you - what are your thoughts about productivity? 

This week I found some lovely resources - amazing video of closer look at the Guardians of the Galaxy UI concepts, design and animation by Territory Studio, creative comic - "Being good to each other is so important, guys." by Nate, this epic, yet hilarious and silly SNL digital short, talented guitar player Trench on vine (he has some great tabs in his blog), this great masterlist of resources for those who are going back to school and a cool animated video "Annie" by Gobelins. 






P.S. I quite frequently post some sketches and artworks in my art tumblr - snowmarite.tumblr.com/. and I have a weekly Music Sunday post on aerismade.blogspot.com/  and weekly 8 songs playlist.
and a youtube art channel:) (Smile) 

Have a wonderful week!

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

THE CONTEST SUBMISSION IS DONE



Characters belong to their respective owners.

I'd like to thank everyone for the submissions! So many great designs in different genres!
I didn't know there will be this many who'd like to have their OCs join in the crowd~!
I mentioned in the previous journal entry that I will announce the submissions, but with this number of entries, I have to skip that part.

SO MANY ENTRIES!


When I initially held this mini-contest, I figured only a few will join in, especially that there are no prizes to be given other than seeing their OCs drawn and animated.
But you guys proved me wrong! There are exactly 313 submissions here! IT'S INSANE! I love you guys! I can't believe people are this kind and willing to contribute~!
But every time I look through these submissions, I can't help but feel sadness instead.

From all 313 OCs, only 15+ will be picked.

This is terribly hard for me, and I can't simply put all characters in the animation. I don't think there's any way of having that many in the crowd: it'll make the animation less pleasurable to watch. (Not to mention the insane workload)

I hope everyone will understand that only 5% will receive the good news.

JUDGING


The judging has been started. And as the director, I'm carefully looking through all the designs to decide who among them will join in Missing Halloween.
This will take 2 weeks, as mentioned in the schedule. (September 1 to September 14)
During this time, I will be checking the designs not only through the artworks given, but on how they will look when redrawn. (As seen above)

THANK YOU


Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! Thank you everyone for participating and contributing to this little animation~!
I'm working hard on finishing it, and I'm doing my best to get this done by Halloween! And now with this much contribution, I'm expecting the credit roll to be long~

300 point lottery!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 29, 2014, 3:33 PM


Hello everyone, this will be a short journal :D
I am giving away 300 points in this lottery and here's what you have to do to enter:

+fav this journal :D that's it
-winner will be announced in 2 days :la: 


I will use random.org to pick a number from 1 to the number of favs my journal has at the time, and then the winner is the person who's number corresponds (in the fav section of the journal you will notice favs are counted when you click on 'who')

I will be making a series of lotteries to celebrate my art book, which will be printed in a limited number and you can only get it until September 20 :D

So until September 20 i will also make point lotteries :D So there will be more chances of winning. Also the winner of the previous lotteries are not eligible to win a second time (although it's highly unlikely for the same person to win twice
I might give away a free art book copy but that depends if i get many orders or not ^^


So, check out my art book here:

Art Book Pre-orders by Yuuza

Sac Anime and Axent Wear update!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 11:52 AM






I’ll be at Sac Anime this weekend from August 29th to 31st! Come hang out at my booth in the artist alley table 107! See ya :D

More info here www.sacanime.com/  



And in other news, we've just finished filming the Axent Wear Kickstarter video. We're still waiting for some post production video editing but the kickstarter should launch within a few weeks! Thanks for all the support! :heart:




i sometimes do this daily spitpaint group challenge on facebook

you get a theme and got 30 minutes to paint it
videos aren't necessary but i like making them so...
here is the 30 minute skeleton lord XD

i actually do recommend exercises like these for any would be professional, they help you adjust and balance the speed and quality aspects of your workflow. you won't always get the best results but you will start thinking in new ways while painting

so give it a try if you want to :)

and yeah...i still havent resolved the microphone issue :/

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RAFFLE

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EDIT: I'm not a FOOL ok? The raffle is already closed, so STOP COMMENTING your entry.
Sorry for using hasty words but it seems that people nowadays are so ignorance to read WHAT'S in the journal.



EDIT2: Sorry for the late update. So this raffle has reached more than 500 entries. Then I shall add 1 more spot for another lucky winner.

There will be 3 winners to win 1 month pm.

It's raffling time....


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EDIT: So this raffle has reached more than 100 entries. Then I shall add 1 more spot for another lucky winner.

There will be 2 winners to win 1 month pm.

How To Join:-
1)Fave the journal.
2)Leave an excited comment under the journal.

**Do not leave bad comments if you don't win.

I'll pick winner using random. org.

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GDD Contest: To tell a story

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 9:08 AM
   

   
GetDailyDeviations  is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!

   
   

To Tell a Story:


The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be happy. It can be anything! Be creative, unique, think outside of the box, or go to the basics. But your story must match the art you create to go with it (unless it is a literature submission in which obviously the writing is the story in itself).   
   

Rules & Guidelines:


Gold bullet Your submission must be a NEW deviation. You must have created it specifically for this contest, and posted it from August 30th onward. We will be checking, and declining submissions of old art.
   
Gold bullet In the description of your deviation you must state: This is for the GetDailyDeviations "To Tell a Story" contest. + a description of your story. This is very important. You must explain the story your art is describing, I recommend your description be at least a paragraph long. You want us to be impressed, you want us to see that this is something you put time and thought into creating and describing for us.
   
Gold bullet Please try to put some thought and time into your submissions, we will be looking for submissions in which: The art submitted has high quality, but also the story you tell in your description, is of quality, and fits well with your art. 
   
Gold bullet All mediums are accepted! So long as you have a "story" and follow the rules described above, your submission should be accepted into the contest folder.
   
Gold bullet All submissions are to be sent to the "To Tell a Story" Gallery folder, NOT the Featured folder. Also, you must be a member to submit.
   
Gold bullet You are only allowed 1 submission to this contest, so create, choose, and submit wisely!
   

  

Deadline: October 1st, 00:01AM PST

   
   
       

If you would like to offer prizes please let us know and we will update the list.


The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.

"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.

Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.

Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be taking too lightly. Being a friend to someone meant that you had a close connection to that person. That you knew someone. And you where there for that person, even when that person wasn't feeling too well or when he called you up in the middle of the night when something went wrong.
Getting older I pretty soon found out that wasn't everybody's definition of friendship.

During my days in high school, I always hoped that there would be a day in life that I would do better. That I would be more popular, and that there would be people that actually wanted to be my friend -- genuinely, without having to hide it from others. As soon as I became a pretty devoted webdesigner and webdeveloper in university, and more and more people found out about my talent, I indeed got more friends. A lot of them. But ironically, they weren't anything near what I hoped for. Most of them weren't interested in me as a person, but rather in what was in this 'relationship' for them. And pretty soon I found out what it was all about. After a few friendly smalltalks, the truth soon was revealed.
"My computer broke down, can you help me?"
"Oh, my webhosting crashed on this new plugin. Could you..?"
"I have this problem with this javascript? I'm sure this is fairly easy to fix for you."

Like any stupid fool that hardly knew friendship, I spend a few evenings fixing computers, webhosting problems, and scripts. For free, of course. Because they were friends... weren't they? Only to find out that I wasn't actually invited for that awesome birthday party they threw in a week later. And I wasn't invited for that barbecue either. Nor were they there for me, when I found out I was sick and I could've really used some friends to cheer me up. As any sane person would expect, when I stopped fixing their stuff for free, I'd never hear from any of them again. And you know... I wasn't even mad about it at that point. I only felt disappointed.

A harsh lesson, but certainly one that taught me to never use the word "friendship" too lightly (and not to fix things for free for everybody -- that too)

I'm very social to some extend. Don't get me wrong on that one. I love talking. I love discussions. I have lots and lots of acquaintances, but I've only got a few friends. And those are the people that could wake me up in the middle in the night, and I would probably still get out of bed (and that's really something, considering I'm usually really really grumpy in the morning).

When a random person or artist on DeviantArt, or where ever asks me if I could be their friend, I often say "no". Not because I dislike them. But because they live at the other side of the world, I will most likely never see them face to face, and I know basically nothing of them other than their nickname and the art they have in their gallery (if they uploaded anything). How can you be a honest friend to a person you don't know? I know I couldn't. And I don't want to create the false expectation I can, only to disappoint one later on.